Beau Belanger from "Creekside Residents" on NextDoor.com: "I'm a CG helo pilot here at air station San Fran and live in the area. I was actually surfing in Rockaway during the whole mess. I never saw anyone in danger, there was one guy that was struggling on the north side but he made it back to shore. The helo was required to search even though there was no missing persons reported as per our procedures. The final report was concluded that there was no surfer in distress since there were no reported missing persons several days following the event. We get many cases of good SAMs that think a surfer, winder surfer, etc. is in distress, but in reality they may be simply struggling a bit but are still in control of their situation. Tourists or people that don't do water sports don't understand that a surfer getting battered by waves is simply duck diving and trying to paddle out. Please keep this in mind and spread the word to only call 911 if it looks like the surfer is really in distress because it decreases our units available response hours if we are flying on cases with no definitive missing persons (false cases). Thanks!"